Las Vegas man pleads guilty in HOA fraud scheme

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 | 5:41 p.m.

A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty today in connection with a scheme to fraudulently gain control of Southern Nevada condominium homeowners’ associations so they could direct business to a certain law firm and construction company, the Justice Department announced today.

Darryl Scott Nichols, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Philip Pro in Las Vegas to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Kevin Favreau of the FBI’s Las Vegas Field Office and Metro Police Sheriff Doug Gillespie.

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